HC-SCR Catalyst Performance in Reducing NOx Emissions from a Diesel Engine Running Transient Test Cycles 2008-01-2487
The two most common NOx reducing technologies, in an oxygen abundant exhaust stream, are urea selective catalytic reduction urea-SCR and lean NOx trap (LNT) catalysts. Each technology has advantages and disadvantages. Another selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst that uses hydrocarbons (HC-SCR), specifically diesel fuel, as the reductant to reduce NOx emissions was investigated. This catalyst is a result of a high throughput discovery project and conducted in cooperation with BASF, Accelrys and funded by the Department of Energy (DOE.) Several full size 5.0L monolith catalysts were made and evaluated using a V6 turbo charged diesel engine connected to a dynamometer running light-duty transient test cycles. The NOx efficiency on the HWYFET and US06 tests were measured to be 92% and 76% respectively. The FTP was 60% on a weighted basis.